Today I'm grateful for the safe return of SPC Andrew Plank from Afghanistan. Andrew, his wife Kara, and their nine month old son Clayton live in PA. Kara read my story, A Constant Presence in a Chicken Soup book and felt the need to reach out to me (my e-mail is listed in the back of the book with my bio). As it turns out, our stories are strangely similar. The main thing we learned we had in common was that Andy was deployed when Clayton was just three weeks old, same as Dave and Mason.
Kara learned on Friday that Andy had safely returned to US soil from Afghanistan and they will be reuniting this week. If you want to see some heartwarming pictures you can visit Kara's blog at http://www.akplank.blogspot.com/. Welcome home Andy!